Using Instagram, millions of Disney fans around the world share their memorable experiences in Disney Parks, Disney Pin/Vinylmation collections, or Disney-inspired artwork.
Disney posts on Instagram are connected through arguable the principle feature of this app: hashtags. The ability to search all posts that have been made with a certain hashtag is the main factor contributing to Disney-based accounts becoming well known amongst other Disney fans.
Nearly 11 million posts have been tagged by #disney, and over 1 million posts have been tagged by #disneyworld. These hashtags serve as a portal for Disney enthusiasts to be instantly transported to a realm of all things Disney. The Instagram posts of Walt Disney World, such as @wesleystewartphotography’s photo of The Fountain of Nations and Spaceship Earth, allow thousands of users to reminisce on their memories, and feel immersed into the setting of the photograph. As an approach to showcase photography, and as of four months ago, videography, this movement to extend the territory of Disney Parks and enthusiasts to a media-driven level can perhaps have an eventual increase to The Walt Disney Company’s worldwide popularity.
Another feature that Disney fans use is that Instagram provides the opportunity to “Name This Location”. For example, if your post takes place in the location, “Magic Kingdom Park”, Instagram will join your post with the millions of others from this area. With this facet of the application, its users have the capability to view the most recent posts of any specific area of the world.
Disney Parks are not the only aspect of the world of Disney that are commonly shared; the communities of Disney Pins and Vinylmation collectors are also growing. The account, @disneypinsforever, posts pictures of her pin collection and of many pins that she will trade or sell. Epitomizing creativity, @evilos specializes in customizing Vinylmations as well as other Disney vinyl figures. This Instagram account user posted a picture of his custom-made, intricately detailed Ezra Vinylmation that was displayed at DesignerCon 2013. Disney collectors can use Instagram as an opportunity to delve into the endless number of accounts that share the same interests. Other users such as @thelittleartista and @disneyartwork utilize their extraordinary talents in fine arts to display their love of Disney characters. Artists’ creative portrayal of all things Disney through Instagram photos brings the large number of Instagram’s Disney fans together to collectively enjoy others’ appreciation of Disney. It is because of Instagram that those who demonstrate extreme artistic inclinations through their passion for Disney can receive recognition from others who will understand and appreciate these types of artwork.
Has it been too long since your last visit to a Disney Park? Are collecting Disney Pins and Vinylmations a hobby of yours? If so, then do not hesitate to explore the millions of pictures/videos of Instagram that will bring you a sense of nostalgia, or personal enjoyment.